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Race to rescue China quake survivors

A rescue operation is underway in China after a strong earthquake struck a remote area in the south west of the country, killing at least 398 people.

A rescue operation is underway in China after a strong earthquake struck the remote Yunnan province in the south-west of the country.

The country's president has called for "all-out efforts" to find survivors, as he dispatched thousands of troops to the disaster region.

At least 398 people died, and more than 1,800 were injured, when the magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck on Sunday.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 05 Aug
  • From the section Asia